Citizen is Misrepresenting BLF to Fuel Black-On-Black Violence

Citizen News online platform is deliberately misrepresenting Black First Land First (BLF) to fuel black-on-black violence and to stop any attempt at black unity.

BLF stated categorically and thus maintains that all black political parties must unite, including the African National Congress (ANC), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), National Freedom Party (NFP) and others. However, BLF notes that the ANC of Ramaphosa has chosen the side of White Monopoly Capital (WMC). The fight still remains against WMC headed by Rupert, and not against the ANC.

The Citizen has deliberately misrepresented BLF to stagnate black unity. BLF demands the Citizen change the misleading headline to express, “BLF Calls For Black Unity To Fight WMC”. If the Citizen refuses to change the misleading headline, BLF will write to the press Ombudsman and take direct action!

It can not be that mainstream media cries victim when confronted for unfair, innacurate reporting but maintain the luxury to mislead!

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)

13 December 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Phapano Phasha is not a BLF member

Phapano Phasha is not a BLF member

It has come to the attention of our movement that Comrade Phapano Phasha has been hounded by mischievous elements inside and outside her political home, the African National Congress (ANC). Black First Land First (BLF) wishes to categorically state that Comrade Phasha is not a member of our movement and has anyway never sought membership or affiliation in this regard.

Rogue elements are using an old picture of Comrade Phasha which was taken during the BLF land imbizo last year. The imbizo was a nonpartisan gathering to which all the political parties of black people, including the ANC, were invited. The BLF regalia she wore on that day was in solidarity with the land question and radical economic transformation (RET). BLF members have also, on occasion, exchanged BLF t-shirts with those of ANC as acts of solidarity on the land question.

BLF calls on the rogue elements to stop the political harassment of Comrade Phasha via lies and slander.
Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

3 May 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

BLF supports land expropriation in Ventersdorp today

Black First Land First (BLF) will be participating in a land expropriation programe today in Ventersdorp. BLF has declared that all land must be taken back by its rightful owners. The Soweto Land Declaration calls for black people everywhere to form Land Expropriation Committees to take back the land.

Today the Thekiso family will expropriate their land (Klipgat farm) from white farmers which is located north west of Ventersdorp in the Rustenburg district of the North West. It is near the Klerkskraal Police Station. The Thekiso family has instituted a land claim in this respect but the government has instead bought the land and given it back to white farmers to continue the business.

The family explained to BLF that they had been engaging with the government for a possible solution but their efforts have been in vain. There is no way forward coming from the government.

BLF is inspiring our people to defeat fear and take back the land. The racism of Ventersdorp will end only when land has been returned to blacks.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)

1 October 2017

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

BLF to lay charges of attempted murder, assault & police brutality today

BLF to lay charges of attempted murder, assault & police brutality today

Today, 29 September 2017 at 13:00, Black First Land First (BLF) will open several criminal charges against members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) at the Hillbrow Police Station .

Our movement had a successful peaceful march against the criminal conduct of KPMG yesterday in Johannesburg that concluded with us handing in our Memorandum of Demands to the auditing firm.

However, at the end of the march and while our members were inside a park in Braamfontein, the police started shooting at us with rubber bullets, suddenly and without warning. 27 members were shot, mostly at the back and at close rage, including the BLF President Andile Mngxitama and the Treasurer General Thandiswa Yaphi. Seven BLF members suffered serious bodily injuries and consequently had to be taken to hospital for medical attention.

Our members were shot after white policemen arrived in a private vehicle, being a blue BMW 320i, and instructed the police to open fire. We believe that these are agents of white monopoly capital which has captured the state. BLF is not surprised by the unprovoked attack on our movement. White monopoly capital is digging in and using everything and everyone in its power to try and break the momentum towards revolutionary outbreak.

BLF will also do the following:

1. Demand the suspension from duty of the responsible police officers until the investigations are complete.
2. Write a letter to the Minister of Police asking for action to be taken.
3. Write to the Acting Police Commissioner to seek clarity on whether the police can shoot people with rubber bullets without good cause, without signaling a warning at peaceful demonstrators, and at close range.
4. Lay a complaint of police brutality with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
6. Consider instituting civil claims against the SAPS and the responsible police officers.

Criminal charges will be laid against the police under the following details:

Date: 29 September 2017 (today)
Time: 13:00
Venue: Hilbrow Police Station, 1 Clarendon Place, Hillbrow, Johannesburg

BLF has given KPMG seven days to respond to our memorandum, failing which BLF will institute further action against it. We will continue to expose and fight white monopoly capital corruption. At the same time, BLF will not allow the police to be used against our people.

BLF is more than determined to push the struggle for Radical Economic Transformation to its logical conclusion.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First (BLF NCC)
29 September 2017

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664